Online programs

The Iowa State University School of Education Graduate Program offers multiple classes online through Iowa State’s Online and Distance Learning. In addition to individual classes, the School of Education offers an M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis in higher education, M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis in educational technology, and a literacy coaching certificate completely online. 

Online Doctor of Education in Education with two areas of emphasis

The School of Education and the Divisions of Higher Education and Teaching, Learning, Leadership and Practice offer an Ed.D. with an emphasis in: 

  1. P-12 Systems-Level Leadership (inclusive of recommendation for licensure as a superintendent)
  2. Community College Leadership

The cohort model aims to stimulate a shared learning experience among students, fostering the development of professional networks and encouraging dialogue among emerging leaders across the educational system. To best meet the needs of working professionals, the program is delivered in hybrid formats that mix face-to-face learning with videostreaming and online delivery methods. The program is a total of 54 credits. Because the program is designed as a cohesive, cohort-based experience, no transfer credits are accepted. Read more…

Online Master of Education in Education with emphasis in higher education

The Division of Higher Education offers an M.Ed. in Education with a specialization in higher education with three sub-concentration areas in higher education administration, community college leadership, and intercollegiate athletic leadership/administration. The M.Ed. program is designed to support knowledge of theories, practices, and policies that shape various postsecondary contexts. Students achieve learning outcomes through a broad range of courses that cover foundational topics and a specific set of classes focused on sub-concentration areas. The program requires a total of 30 credits. Read more…

Online Master of Education in Education with emphasis in educational technology

If you are a full-time classroom teacher considering advancing your career and want to learn more about how to integrate technology in learning and teaching effectively, then this is a perfect graduate degree for you. The online program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours including credits in research, foundations, applications, and leadership in educational technology. Students typically complete the degree in three years. Read more…

Online literacy coaching certificate

Iowa State University’s literacy coaching certificate is designed to prepare eligible classroom teachers, instructional leaders, and other school personnel to serve in literacy leadership roles with the goal of improving teacher practices and student achievement in diverse Pre K-12 school settings. The program provides a unique opportunity to develop deep expertise in literacy research, policy, practice, and leadership skills. Read more…